Special Topic Classes | Davidson River Outfitters
Special Topic Classes | Davidson River Outfitters
Special Topic Classes | Davidson River Outfitters

Special Topic Classes

This class will be limited to six people and will cost $30 per participant. Please Call to book.

Advanced Fly Casting, April 21st, 9:00 am (Instructor Kevin Howell)

Ready to take your fly casting to the next level? Our Advanced Fly Casting class will challenge and inspire even the most seasoned anglers. From mastering the double haul to perfecting your distance casting, our expert instructor, Kevin Howell, will help you unlock the full potential of your fly rod. With hands-on instruction and personalized feedback, you'll learn new techniques and refine your skills to cast confidently in any situation. So whether you're chasing big game fish or simply looking to improve your technique, this class is your ticket to becoming a true fly-casting pro.

Reading the Water, April 28th, 9:00 am (Instructor Jason Marquardt)

Unlock the river's secrets and discover where the fish are hiding with our Reading Water class! From riffles to runs, pools to pocket water, our expert instructor will teach you how to 'read' the water and understand the behavior of trout. You'll learn how to identify the feeding lanes and holding spots that are key to catching fish and how to adjust your tactics based on the conditions of the river. With hands-on instruction and personalized feedback, you'll leave this class with the confidence and knowledge to find fish in even the most challenging waters.

Entomology for Anglers, May 5th, 9:00 am (Instructor Jason Marquardt)

Want to know the secret to become a truly successful angler? It all starts with understanding the bugs! Our Entomology for Anglers class will take you deep dive into the fascinating world of aquatic insects, teaching you how to identify, imitate, and present the most effective flies for any given hatch. From the tiny midge to the majestic mayfly, you'll learn how to read the water and identify the insects driving the fish wild. Our expert instructor will guide you through the science and art of fly selection, giving you the skills to match the hatch and catch more fish confidently. So whether you're a seasoned pro or a curious beginner, join us for an unforgettable journey into the world of entomology for anglers!

European and Tightline Nymphing, May 12th, 9:00 am (Instructor Rob Lilley)

Our European and Tightline Nymphing class will take you on a journey through the history and practice of this traditional method, from its origins on the rivers of Europe to its modern-day applications in waters around the world. You'll learn how to read the water, present your flies accurately, and feel the subtle strikes of even the most finicky fish. Our expert instructor will guide you through every step of the process, giving you the tools you need to become a master of this timeless technique. So whether you're a seasoned angler or just starting, join us and discover the thrill of tight line nymphing!

Spey Class, May 26th, 9:00 am (Instructor J.E.B. Hall)

Join us for an unforgettable experience on the river as we explore the art of Spey Casting! This class is perfect for anglers looking to up their game and try the exciting world of Spey fly casting. From the elegant casting techniques to the thrill of catching a trout on a swinging fly, you'll leave this class with a newfound appreciation for this versatile and dynamic approach to fly fishing. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, our expert instructors will guide you through the basics and give you the skills you need to succeed.

Tenkara, June 2nd, 9:00 am (Instructor Landon Lipke)

Embrace the simplicity and elegance of Tenkara fly fishing with our immersive Tenkara class! This ancient Japanese method of angling has been gaining popularity around the world for its minimalist approach and simplicity. Our expert instructor, Landon Lipke, will guide you through the art of Tenkara, from selecting the perfect rod and line, to mastering the precise casting techniques and fly presentation methods. You'll learn how to connect with nature, read the water, and catch fish in a whole new way. With its minimal gear and unique approach, Tenkara is perfect for backpacking, hiking, biking or simply enjoying a peaceful day on the water. So whether you're a seasoned angler or new to the sport, come join us and experience the beauty and tranquility of Tenkara fly fishing.

Streamer Fishing, October 13th, 9:00 am (Instructor Kevin Howell)

Looking to up your game and catch bigger fish? Then our Streamer Fishing class is for you! Join our expert instructor as we explore the exciting world of streamer fishing and learn the techniques and tactics that will help you catch more and bigger fish. From the classic Woolly Bugger to the innovative articulated patterns, you'll learn how to fish various streamer patterns that entice even the most stubborn fish. With hands-on instruction and personalized feedback, you'll develop the skills you need to master the art of streamer fishing and bring home the trophy fish of your dreams.

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These classes are aimed at folks who want to be serious about fishing and want to step up their game. All experience levels are welcome!


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